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Hawaii Red Cross names new leaders to board

Officials of the American Red Cross Hawaii State Chapter announce that the following individuals from throughout the state have been elected to the board of directors: Ron Forest (senior vice president, operations, Matson); Glenn Hong (president, Young Brothers, Ltd.); Andrew Jackson (president and general manager, KITV), Elena Kambitsi (senior vice president, consumer strategy, HMSA); Harrilynn Kameenui (vice president, human resources, Lanai Resorts, LLC, dba Pulama Lanai); Henry Katsuda (president and CEO, TD Food Group); Jim Kelly (director of communications, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative); Kristina Lockwood (general manager, KHON2); Maya Rogers (president and CEO, Blue Planet Software); Paula Yoshioka (senior vice president of corporate development, The Queen’s Health System, and president of Queens Development Corp.).

US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi’s effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the judges said every state must guarantee constitutional rights, including abortion.

Gov to present $1.6M to PBARC

Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Hawaii Department of Agriculture Chair Scott Enright will present a $1.6 million check on behalf of the state’s Agribusiness Development Corporation to the Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center’s zero-waste biofuel and high-protein feed program.